Hi, I’m Moyo Okediji

I am a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin. A Writer, Founder, and Director of the Akodi Orisa Art Sanctuary in Ile Ife, Nigeria.

For over ten years, I was the curator of African and Oceanic arts at the Denver Art Museum and have taught at various colleges in the United States, including Wellesley College, Gettysburg College, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Colorado at Denver.

My works have been exhibited at various places including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Corcoran Center in London, and the National Museum Gallery in Lagos Nigeria.

You can find some of my published books on Amazon.

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The Akodi Orisa house - Moyo Okediji
The Akodi Orisa House

Akodi Orisa Art Santuary

A sacred ground was created to monumentalize the first intergalactic landing on Earth, that is the arrival of Ènìyàn (people), from Ọ̀run, the source galaxy. The Akodi Orisa also creates a safe space for women who use art and creativity to heal their physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds.

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Nigerian Experiences


We went to celebrate the Independence Day of Nigeria at a local bar where they sell Nigerian food, beer and hot Isi Ewu pepper soup.

We ordered swallow food.

After that we ordered drinks.

Please learn from our mistakes.

Do not drink more than one bottle of beer.

We all laughed and chatted heartily after drinking one bottle of small stout and Isi Ewu pepper soup.

The annual Egúngún.
Nigerian Experiences

The annual Egúngún.

One of the most fascinating spectacles of my childhood days was the annual Egúngún.

Egungun means something that is perfect, balanced, or straight, formed from the word gún.

In Yoruba, you repeat something to emphasize it: guńgún refers to the absolutely or superlatively gún element of life.

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